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Swiffer WetJet

weather: snowing *sigh* =P
outside: 0°C
mood: discouraged
Swiffer WetJet Power Mop

I really hate this thing.

The idea is, you push the button and it spritzes the cleaning solution out from the bottom. You drag it over the cleaning solution and it cleans the floor. Three easy steps and I get stuck at Step 1. *grumble*

It assumes that you're always generally moving forward. Am I the only person that travels backwards sometimes? I find it really bad for that.

I didn't measure exactly how far away the mystery cleaning solution* went, but when I was mopping, it was REALLY FAR. That meant going back and cleaning areas that I had already done so that there wouldn't be splotches. I ended up picking it up and turning it upside down to blast the liquid onto the floor where I wanted it. And then turned it back over to continue mopping.

Finally, I put on a pair of slippers and went forwards because it was clear that I was supposed to. But when I was going forward, I still thought it better to pick it up to spray the cleaning solution because I could control where it went. Like NOT onto the wall. And NOT onto the carpet.

Maybe there's something fundamentally wrong with the way I mop because I've heard from people who are totally in love with it. I prefer the sponge mop. =P

* "Includes cleaning agents (including solvents), perfume and water. CONTAINS NO PHOSPHATE." And smells like artificial apple.

Oh, speaking of household cleaning instruments, I'm still looking at getting a new vacuum any moment now. Wheels falling off at random and occasionally shooting little blue lighting bolts out of the cracks is not a good sign, hm? I'm collecting recommendations here.

[Update - 2054h]

I find it interesting that only the girls are answering this post and my vacuums post. Draw conclusions as ye will. XD

She says, in an attempt to goad the boys into answering =D


Jan. 9th, 2005 04:41 am (UTC)
hmm... let me think..

i start facing the wall, a good distance away so that the solution doesn't get all over the wall as opposed to on the floor and work that way.

So does that mean i go backwards? Because if I went forwards, then I'd be stepping in the places that i'd just cleaned.
Jan. 9th, 2005 04:45 am (UTC)
Right, so you're generally travelling backwards as you finish one piece of floor. That's what I do too.
Jan. 9th, 2005 04:54 am (UTC)
it seems to be the most logical way, I'd never even thought about going forwards, haha..


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